What's on

What's on

We produce an exciting programme of events throughout the year. Take a look at our current events calendar below and we hope you can join us soon.

Operation Tabarin: From Secret Mission to Penguin Post Office Online | Wednesday 21 February 2024, 6-7pm

Join us on Wednesday 21 February 2024 for Operation Tabarin: From Secret Mission to Penguin Post Office, the first in our third season of online talks: Antarctica In Sight: Live! In February 2024, we mark the 80th anniversary of Operation Tabarin and the establishment of Base A at Port Lockroy with a webinar exploring the hidden history of Britain’s Antarctic scientific research bases.

A VOYAGE TO ANTARCTICA UKAHT PODCAST SERIES

Our acclaimed podcast series is back! Join journalist and broadcaster Alok Jha as we explore extraordinary human stories from the wildest place on Earth, with guests including record-breaking polar explorer Preet Chandi AKA Polar Preet, palaeontologist Dr Susannah Maidment who will transport us back in time to when dinosaurs roamed Antarctica and Jess Bunchek, a NASA space gardener! New episodes are released every Thursday across all major streaming platforms. Listen here:

Southern Ocean Stories: The Orca's Tale Online | Friday 7 July 2023, 6-7.15pm

UKAHT and the South Georgia Heritage Trust are hosting a free, online talk about one of the world’s most iconic species – Orcas, or killer whales. The webinar will provide a unique opportunity for the public to hear from two of the world’s leading whale experts about their work and the fascinating insights it gives us into the life of these fantastic creatures. The event will also launch our upcoming charity auction.

Breaking the Ice Ceiling Online | Tuesday 7 March 2023, 8-9pm

In Breaking The Ice Ceiling, we'll discuss the history of female endeavour and achievement in Antarctica. Join us on the eve of International Women’s Day to hear about the “ice ceilings” that our incredible guests have already broken, find out about UKAHT's all-female team at Port Lockroy, and look ahead to the future and the boundaries that are yet to be broken.

Hand-Built Heritage Online | Tuesday 24 January 2023, 6-7pm

Join us live as we explore the hidden history of Antarctica’s post-war wooden architecture. Discover how these amazing structures were built against the odds, and meet the people whose job it is to restore and protect them against the effects of climate change today. This event is supported by the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art. Watch on catch-up now:

The Great Antarctic Menu Online | Tuesday 13 December 2022, 6-7pm

With the holiday season nearly upon us, we invite you to discover The Great Antarctic Menu! In this live online talk, we explore the history of food in Antarctica: from surviving on dwindling supplies to conjuring up a festive feast from a tin! Join us for another insightful and inspiring discussion with special guests and hidden treasures from the archive. THIS EVENT HAS ENDED - watch on catch-up now:

Enduring Discoveries Online | Monday 21 November 2022, 6-7pm

This year saw one of the most significant missions in the history of Antarctic heritage conservation. The wreck of Shackelton’s Endurance was found more than 100 years after sinking into the Weddell Sea. On the anniversary of its sinking, we'll discuss the amazing story of its rediscovery and what this means for its future conservation. With special guests John Shears, expedition leader with Endurance22, and Hefin Meara, maritime archaeologist with Historic England. You can catch up on the event on our YouTube channel now.

Antarctica In Sight: Live! Watch online | Season One Catch-up

Catch up on our first season of online talks bringing together explorers, scientists, artists and historians with a unique understanding of the icy continent. Antarctica In Sight: Live! delves into the lesser known stories from Antarctica's past, discusses the major technological innovations of the present, and looks ahead to the continent’s role in the future of our planet.

Shackleton100 Celebratory Shackleton Events 2022

View Shackleton inspired events throughout 2022 delivered by organisations and museums around the country.

Deception Island Partner event | 23 - 30 Oct 2021

New immersive installation at Norwich Science Festival invites you to step inside an exact replica of an Antarctic hut and be transported to Deception Island. Here the rusting remains of industrial whaling and a seabed littered with whalebones testify to mankind’s greed and brutality - but the island is also an outpost of scientific exploration, a witness to human attentiveness and fortitude. Find out more via the link below.

Pint of Science | Exploration Untold Watch online

We teamed up with UK Polar Network and the brilliant Pint of Science to meet three researchers each sharing a unique insight into Antarctica’s scientific past. From the heroic era to the early days of the famous Halley station, and reflections upon the stories of those whom are not usually given the spotlight, but whose contributions have been vital to our understanding of our planet. Watch the full event on YouTube now.

ISOSTASY Watch online

New artistic short film by Marc Rees and Simon Clode uses artefacts from the life of Edgar Evans, a member of Robert Falcon Scott’s ill-fated expedition to the South Pole, to explore humanity’s legacy in Antarctica - and in particular the complex interaction between humans and whales in the Southern Ocean. Find out more and watch now on BBC iPlayer.

The Whale's Tale Watch online

Together with the South Georgia Heritage Trust we presented three of the world's experts in the study and conservation of whales in the Southern Ocean to discuss the history, science and current efforts to conserve these important species on our planet. If you missed the live event, you can now watch the talk via the below link.

Antarctica In Sight Short Film with Lewis Pugh

As part of our Antartica In Sight programme marking 200 years since the discovery of Antarctica, we spoke to UN Patron for Oceans, Lewis Pugh on why he swims in Antarctica.

Antarctica In Sight Short Film with Felicity Aston

As part of our Antartica In Sight programme marking 200 years since the discovery of Antarctica, we spoke to Climate Scientist and Explorer Felicity Aston about the her experiences and the history of scientific discovery in Antarctica.

Antarctica In Sight Short Film with Neill Drake

As part of our Antartica In Sight programme marking 200 years since the discovery of Antarctica, we spoke to photographer and guide Neil Drake about his work in Antarctica and his photography inspiration, Frank Hurley.

‘THE MELT’ WITH MATTHEW HERBERT Watch online

A creative composition project with young people inspired by Antarctica and the climate emergency. This project gave young people the opportunity to work with well-known composer, Matthew Herbert, and London Sinfonietta to create a new commission. The group used the history, scientific research and objects from Antarctica as stimulus to develop a new work that expresses their thoughts and ideas about the climate emergency. Watch the live stream via the link below.

PROPOSALS FOR ANTARCTICA (2021) PETER LIVERSIDGE

Artist Peter Liversidge prepared 60 proposals created to mark the 200th anniversary of the discovery of Antarctica, in 2020. Proposals range from the possible to the impossible: creating a series of full size Easter Island heads from snow gathered on Port Lockroy; raising a flag on Antarctica - blank other than the single word Hello; and asking 200 schools around the UK to collaborate on a series of watercolours, using iceberg water to activate watercolour paint.